Club Equality and Complaints Policy

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The aim of this policy is to ensure that everyone is treated fairly and with respect and that Nuneaton LTC is equally accessible to members, non members and visiting clubs and teams.

 

  1. Nuneaton LTC is responsible for setting standards and values to apply throughout the club at every level. Tennis should be enjoyed by everyone who wants to play the game.
     
  2. Our commitment is to eliminate discrimination by reason of gender, sexual orientation, race, nationality, ethnic origin, religion or belief, ability or disability and to encourage equal opportunities.
     
  3. This policy is fully supported by the Nuneaton LTC management committee who are responsible for the implementation and review of this policy.
     
  4. Nuneaton LTC, in all its activities, will not discriminate or in any way treat anyone less favourably, on grounds of gender, sexual orientation, race, nationality, ethnic origin, religion or belief, ability or disability. This means that Nuneaton LTC will ensure that it treats its members, non members and visiting clubs and teams fairly and with respect and that it will provide access and opportunities for all members of the community to take part in, and enjoy, its programmes of activities, competitions and events.
     
  5. Nuneaton LTC will not tolerate harassment, bullying, abuse or victimisation of an individual which for the purpose of this policy is regarded as discrimination. This includes sexual or racially based harassment or other discriminatory behaviour, whether physical or verbal. Nuneaton LTC will work to ensure that such behaviour is met with appropriate action in whatever context it occurs.
     
  6. Nuneaton LTC is committed to taking positive action where inequalities exist, and to the development of a programme of on-going training and awareness in order to promote the eradication of discrimination and promote equality and diversity in tennis.
     
  7. Nuneaton LTC is committed to a policy of equal treatment of all members and requires all members to abide by and adhere to these policies and the requirements of the relevant equalities legislation – Race Relations Act 1976, Sex Discrimination Act 1975, Disability Discrimination Act 1995, Age Discrimination Act 2006 as well as any amendments to these acts and any new legislation.
     
  8. Nuneaton LTC commits itself to the immediate investigation of any claims, when it is brought to its attention, of discrimination on the above grounds and where such is found to the case and sanctions imposed as appropriate.
     

Complaints Procedure

In the event that any member or non member or visiting teams feels that he or she has suffered discrimination in any way or that the club policies, rules or code of conduct have been broken they should follow the procedures below.

 

They should report the matter to the club secretary, Ken Key or another member of the committee

 

The report should include:

  1. Details of what, when and where the occurrence took place;
  2. Any witness statement and names;
  3. Names of any others who have been treated in a similar way;
  4. Details of any former complaints made about the incident, date, when and to whom made;
  5. A preference for a solution to the incident.

 

The Club’s management committee will sit for hearings that are requested.

 

The Club’s management committee will have the power as outlined in the Clubs code of conduct or other Club policy to:

  1. Warn as to future conduct
  2. Suspend from membership
  3. Remove from membership

 

any person found to be in breach of the clubs policies or codes of conduct.

 

 

If the nature of the complaint is with regard to the club’s management committee or other body or group in the club, the member/visitor has the right to report the discrimination directly to the relevant County Association.

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